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  • Social worker making progress
    Since Monroe’s embedded social worker Elisa Delgado started her rounds on April 1, 52 clients have been identified within the city and contacts were made on 76 occasions.
  • Kindergarten crash course
    Liliana Santiago-Castro was much more nervous about learning her letters in class than she was to take her first bus ride last Wednesday.
  • Church looks to grow flock
    Pastor Les Bouck said attendance peaked at around 200 several years ago. Membership has dwindled over time due to congregation members moving away, U.S. Highway 2 traffic, leadership changes and recurring damages to infrastructure, he said.
  • Wild, wild horses

    Hannah Catalino had three months to tame a 3-year-old wild mustang she named Montana Breeze.
    The 22-year-old said the horse earned its identity.
    Catalino and Montana Breeze competed in the 2017 Extreme Mustang Makeover Aug. 17-19 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds.

  • Poor welcome
    The city of Monroe’s welcome sign at the roundabout that intersects West Main Street and Tester Road was tagged on Sunday, Aug. 13.
  • PHOTOS: Solar Eclipse viewing in Monroe
    Monroe wasn’t in the path of totality for the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, but people could still get a good, but brief glance as the moon partially covered the sun — totally in some other parts of the Northwest — in an event that will likely not occur again in this part of North America in a lifetime.
  • Monroe man sentenced in child abuse case involving wooden paddle

    A Monroe man who was arrested on suspicion of beating children with a wooden paddle in April admitted to spanking two victims Tuesday in Snohomish County Superior Court, according to the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

  • Musicians rock to aid friend’s cancer fight

    Married photographers Jerry and Lois Levin had been keeping their eyes out for signs of stomach cancer — other types weren’t on their radar.
    Last February, two days before Jerry’s birthday, his wife was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. She had been exhibiting odd behavior that seemed to align with appendicitis. He said they weren’t going to risk it; Lois was taken straight to the doctor.

  • Within less than a year of becoming a licensed nonprofit, RiverJunky has kept nearly 42 tons of waste from entering Washington’s waterways.
    Volunteers have cleared roughly 36,000 pounds of trash from sites in Snohomish County. It took just two cleanups to amass that figure.

  • Picking blueberries

    Lori Johnson reports her blueberry yield this year was exceptional. In fact, it was more than the 20-year-old bushes have ever produced.
    By early July the thin branches were drooping with so many berries they looked more like weighted grapevines. 

  • Monroe council to address creating affordable housing
    Within the next year Monroe residents will have opportunities to weigh in on the city’s approach to creating more affordable housing in the community.
  • Monroe dance studio owner accepts plea agreement in child molestation case
    A Monroe dance instructor charged with inappropriately touching an underage student at his dance studio back in November 2015 has taken a plea deal that could mean he will avoid jail time.
  • Kicking it in Monroe
    Before Taekwondo, Seong Hyeon Park said he was scrawny and attracted bullies. He gestured toward himself to point out his small stature. The South Korean martial arts student said he also used to get sick frequently.
  • Giving gift of life in death
    Rowan Nickerson’s caregiver at the daycare found the baby unresponsive after putting her down for a nap that morning. The hospital chaplain was the one to tell Olivia Nickerson her baby had died.
  • National Night Out
    K9 Nuke ripped down the lawn at Lake Tye Park on Tuesday evening. He was on the heels of a criminal who fled on foot from his vehicle after leading a Monroe Police Department officer on a short car chase.
  • Examiner’s Office rules Maltby man’s death accidental
    Alex Dold, 29, suffered from schizophrenia and was having a mental health crisis when his mother called 911 on March 21. That night Dold had been physical with his mother, Kathy Duncan, and so she called 911 a few hours after the dispute had settled.
  • Low, Kelly poised to continue to general election

    More than 18,000 residents voted for their District 5 Snohomish County Council candidate this primary election.
    Incumbent Sam Low and Kristin Kelly of Snohomish will likely be on the 2017 general election ballot in November. 

  • CANCELLED: Suley En Vogue Summer Bash to jam in Monroe
    An eclectic blend of artistic and musical backgrounds are coming together for a summer party at The Blue Boy Golf Course outside Monroe.
  • Sky River Rock Festival makes changes
    The Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter Than Air Fair revival is still set for this month but with a few edits to the schedule.
  • Monroe council considers changes to address parking

    The Monroe City Council is readdressing concerns about parking in front of mailbox clusters. The issue has come up occasionally for more than a decade.

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